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Do you have Winter Tires?


Do you have Winter Tires?

Do you have WINTER Tires?

Well if you live in Canada, then I think snow tires are a must!  Being safe on the road with snow and ice can make driving challenging. After hearing all about the bad winter the weather men have been forecasting,  I decided it was time to get winter tires. I headed off to Canadian Tire to get my tires. They do have the word “tire” in their name, so they must know a thing or two about tires.They have also been selling tires since 1923!

The Difference Between All Season and Winter Tires

First, I think I should tell you the difference between tires. I used to think that my all season tires were good enough in the snow until I was educated during the Canadian Tire #CanadasGarage Twitter Party.

All Season Tires

As the name suggests, all season tires are designed to provide safe driving over a wide range of conditions. The advantage to all season tires is that they can remain on your vehicle spring, summer and fall, but they may not be suitable in cold temperatures or snowy weather. They also typically provide a quieter ride than winter tires.

Winter Tires

These tires use special compounds to improve your traction, stopping and handling whenever the thermometer dips below 7°C/45°F. A winter tire is marked with the mountain/snowflake symbol. Although all weather tires are good in many conditions, they don’t provide the same grip and control that winter tires can in cold or snowy weather.

Watch this video to find out the difference between all season and winter tires.


Why buy winter tires from canadian Tire?

Canadian Tire puts all of their tires through rigorous testing, so you can make the most informed decision possible.

This is how Canadian Tire tests tires in the snow.

Here is how Canadian Tire tests tires on ice.


Tire Brands
Canadian Tire has a great selection of tires to select from.

  • BF Goodrich
  • Continental
  • Coopers
  • Dunlop
  • General Tire
  • Goodyear
  • Hankook
  • Michelin
  • MotoMaster
  • Pirelli
  • Uniroyal

Which Tires Did I Select?

I selected the Michelin Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tires. They seemed the best tire for the best price.


Be sure to Maximize your Visibility  When You Drive This Winter


Be sure to Maximize your Visibility When You Drive This Winter

winter is here! make sure you Prep for Your Vehicle for winter

We live in Canada, so we know that each year we must prepare for winter. The temperatures have started to change which means it is time to get your vehicle ready for winter.  Have your car serviced in advance, so winter weather doesn’t slow down your busy family.

Maximize Your Visibility

It is really important for you to be able to see clearly during the winter weather. Be sure to have a snow brush in your vehicle, install winter wiper blades and check your windshield washer fluid levels.

Snow Brush

Make sure your Show Brush is in your vehicle. Don’t get stuck without a snow brush on that first snow fall. Also we sure to clear ice and snow before using your wiper blades, or you could scratch and tear the rubber element leading to streaks, smears, and chatter.  If you need a new snow brush, click here to check out some options available.


Winter Wiper Blades.

Install winter wiper blades help prevent snow and ice build up and offer ultimate performance in extreme weather. Changing your wiper blades is easier than you think! Click here to see how simple it really is.


Windshield Washer Fluid

Windshield Washer Fluid removes ice, frost and bug splatter, and cleans away salt and grime. It also helps reduce re-freezing on windshield for better visibility. Look for washer fluid with an advanced formula provides water beading action and creates a water repellent finish. Click here to see the many options available.



Winter Safety Kit

Also, it’s extremely important to make sure you have a safety kit, such as this Winter Safety Kit from Canadian Tire. This kit contains all the essentials such as a tow strap, shovel, traction aid, booster cables, and headlamp. A fleece blanket, hat, gloves, and hand warmers will keep you warm. It also comes with one year free roadside assistance.





Tips for Getting Your Vehice Ready For Spring!  #CanadasGarage


Tips for Getting Your Vehice Ready For Spring! #CanadasGarage

It is time to put away the snow shovels and get ready to spend some more time outside. Spring is here and warmer weather is a welcome change. We all prepare for Spring Cleaning, but do you think about the things you need to do to get your vehicle ready for Spring? Winters are tough on your vehicle they need more than just an oil change. You need other routine preventive maintenance to prepare for each season.


Do you know what you need to check for spring?

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Seasonal Checklist For Spring:

☑ Oil, lube & filter

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☑ Air filter

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☑ Cabin air filter


☑ Fluids: Transmission Flush, Coolant Flush, Brake Fluid Flush, Engine Flush, Power Steering Flush


☑ Wiper blades

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☑ Battery



☑ Spark plugs


☑ Interior & exterior lights


☑ Tires


The year of your vehicle, make, model, maintenance history and mileage will affect its tune-up requirements.

When you are ready to get your vehicle ready for Spring, the people at Canadian Tire Auto Service can make your journey to total car care both easy and worry-free:

  • Extended Hours: Walk in or book an appointment to suit your schedule. Check your local Canadian Tire store for service bay hours.
  • They know your Car: Visit any of their 5,500 Canadian Tire service bays across Canada, and they will have your vehicle’s history there in order to provide the best diagnosis.
  • Services all makes and models: Bring your vehicle to any of Canadian Tire’s 3,000 licensed technicians for expert guidance, warranty-approved
  • Nationwide Warranty. Get your vehicle serviced at any of their service bays, and your manufacturer’s warranty remains valid. #CanadasGarage.

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